Red Overalls

Flashback Summer: 1940s Red Overalls - Wearing History Homefront

I am SO excited about this make. In fact, I think it's one of my favorite projects in a long time. It addresses a wardrobe gap, I wear it all the time, and it fits well.  Check, check, check!

Frigid Winds and New Friends

Flashback Summer: 1940s Winter Style

At the end of December, the weather here got suddenly, pointlessly cold.  There was no snow, just frigid, biting wind. However, there was a highlight! One of the friends Jacob met in Air Force training last summer was coming to town, so we got the chance to see her. Turns out, she is also a photographer and asked if I'd like to do an impromptu photo shoot.  I always need photos for this blog, so that was a definite yes! 

1940s Air Force Shirt

Flashback Summer: vintage 1940s style Air Force shirt

I'm pausing the #vintagedecemberstyle to share this Air Force themed shirt I made and wore on my birthday. As I said in a previous post, my measurements are changing. It's been a good catalyst to delve into sewing knits! This is my second project with a knit (the first will be posted later), and I'm pretty pleased with it.  This outfit is also a good example of a casual, vintage-inspired look that I wear often. I love vintage, but I also really love skinny jeans!

Winter Blues

Flashback Summer: Winter Blues - 1940s vintage holiday outfit, fur jacket, tilt hat

Today is my 26th birthday, and I'll be celebrating with my family with lunch and a Star Wars viewing!  My father's birthday is tomorrow, and we're all gearing up our Christmas travel this week, so we're keeping it simple and celebrating together today.

1940s Poinsettia Dress - Simplicity 4900

Flashback Summer: 1940s Poinsettia Dress - Simplicity 4900

Are you ready for a SUPER festive outfit?! Check out my most recent make, a 1940s poinsettia dress!   When I saw this fabric, I initially intended to make a gathered skirt.  Next, I thought I'd make a wiggle dress (for which my red gingham version was a test muslin), but as fabulous as that is, I am really in need of more comfortable dresses rather than dressy ones.  When this gifted 1940s wrap dress/robe pattern from Amy of Myscira Makes arrived in the mail... I realized it was perfect!

DIY Holiday Brooches {with Free Template!}


There's nothing like a brooch to turn an everyday outfit into a holiday outfit!  The simple addition of a themed brooch can turn a green dress into a Christmas dress or a navy suit into a festive Channukah ensemble!